6 of the strangest things Trump said in his bizarre resignation rant to the Screen Actors Guild
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It has only been a few weeks since he left the White House but it already feels like a lifetime since we last heard from Donald Trump.

The former president has been contemplating his next moves from his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida where he has established the 'office of the former president.'

Well, in one of his 'first public speeches' as a private citizen the former president felt compelled to resign from the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists as the group was on the verge of revoking his membership.

SAG-AFTRA had reportedly voted 'overwhelmingly' to give Trump the boot from the union after Trump violated its guidelines following the shocking scenes at the US Capitol building on 6 January.

Rather than having the indignity of being ejected from SAG, Trump instead decided to resign with a letter that read like a longer version of one of his famous tweets.

The letter, which was published by Fox News, started off in typical Trump fashion and only got more farcical from them.

"I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!"

This is the opening line to Trump's letter and you have to agree. 'Who cares' what Trump has to say?

"While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice—to name just a few!"

This is already top tier stuff from Trump who pours praise on some of his blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos from various movies and TV shows.

On top of that, he calls The Apprentice 'one of the most successful shows in television history.' We would love to see the scale on which he was judging that estimation.

"I've also greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying platform with not much time left until I got involved in politics) and created thousands of jobs at networks such as MSDNC and Fake News CNN, among many others."

It really wouldn't be an address from Trump if he didn't take a jab at 'fake news' but it is nice to of him to acknowledge all the journalism jobs he created, which was necessary just to keep up with his constant rhetoric over the past four years.

"Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me—besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas—as evident by your massive unemployment rates and lawsuits from celebrated actors, who even recorded a video asking, ‘Why isn’t the union fighting for me?’

Trump here is actually highlighting a genuine gripe that a number of high-profile actors including Morgan Freeman, Mark Hamill and Whoopi Goldberg have recently had with SAG-AFTRA and their cuts to health plan benefits.

This feels ironic as the likes of Hamill and Goldberg were vocal critics of Trump during his time in office.

"These, however, are policy failures. Your disciplinary failures are even more egregious."

Bit rich of Trump to criticise others policy and disciplinary failures...

"I no longer wish to be associated with your union. As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me."

'You have done nothing for me' is probably something that a lot of Americans have said in the past few years.

And with that Trump was done with the Screen Actors Guild. However, will they survive without him?

More: Why Trump's exit speech is another example of the lengths he'll go for pride

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